THA membership gives hospitals the opportunity to create real change in health care policy. Additionally, members receive exclusive benefits including:
- Weekly e-newsletter, the Health Care Advocate, detailing the latest health care policy news.
- Exclusive, ad-hoc advocacy alerts with the latest breaking information for Texas hospitals and health care providers.
- Access to a team of expert health care policy lobbyists.
- Discounted registration prices on THA educational events.
- Discounted pricing for select THA products and services.
- The opportunity to serve on one of THA’s boards, councils, or committees.
- Access to Health Law and Hospital Signage manuals.
- Invitations to member-only events such as THA town halls.
THA offers the following membership types to Texas hospitals who are interested in the mission and objectives of the association:
Active Institutional Membership
- Type 1: May include independent hospitals, general and special, and short-term and long-term, other than those which are state-owned long-term care and all federal institutions. Hospitals that are owned or leased by a multi-hospital system or hospital-based integrated health care organization that is not a member of the Association may join THA as an independent hospital.
- Type 2: May include multi-hospital systems and hospital-based integrated health care organizations that own or lease hospitals and other components of a hospital-based integrated delivery system, other than those which are state-owned long-term care and federal organizations.
Associate Institutional Members
- Type 3: May include all federal and long-term care state-owned hospitals.
- Type 4: May include physician group practices or physician organizations that are affiliated with a hospital or hospital system.
- Type 5: May include health care plans that are affiliated with a hospital or hospital system.
- Type 6: May include independent clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, emergency care centers, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and other similar ambulatory care institutions organized for the diagnosis and treatment of the sick, but not rendering inpatient bed care.
- Type 7: May be available to hospitals under construction. As soon as the hospital opens for patients, the membership will be transferred to Active Institutional Membership.
- Type 8: May include other health-care related organizations, such as:
- Not-for-profit health-care related organizations, academic institutions in health care administration, governmental health agencies and out-of-state hospitals and multi-hospital systems.
- For-profit health-care related organizations, including those suppliers of services and/or products to the health care industry.
- May include the Texas Association of Healthcare Volunteers, the Texas Healthcare Trustees, and those Associations or Societies affiliated with THA.
- Active Personal Members: Those individuals associated with an Active Institutional Member. Any person associated with either a Type 1 or 2 Active Institutional Membership category may continue such membership as long as the individual conforms with the rules of the Association; provided, however, only a member who is a representative of an Active Institutional Member shall be eligible to serve as Chair-Elect, Chair, or Immediate Past Chair or be elected a Trustee of the Association.
- Student Personal Members: May be graduate students in health care administration programs.
- Military Personal Members: May be military personnel not associated with an Institutional Member.
- Life Members: Active Personal Members whose memberships are continued for life with exemption from payment of dues on the payment of $500.00, or, having supported the Association through active personal membership for 20 years or longer and are fully retired from active involvement in the health care industry.
- Honorary Members: Individuals of distinction who may be elected to honorary membership by the Association following nomination by the Board of Trustees and shall automatically include all Earl M. Collier Award recipients and all THA Past Chairmen. Honorary Members shall pay no dues.
As big as the great state of Texas is, it’s nice to have THA to hold us all together. THA drives our hospitals forward, keeps us on the edge of all the latest updates and legislative action and I find it comforting to know that one call to THA can give me the information I need to move my hospital forward.Russell Tippin
President/CEO, Medical Center Health System, Odessa
Different hospitals have different focuses. Under THA they are able to distill all those different voices into one common voice for advocacy at the state and federal level so we can pull in the same direction.Jacob Cintron
President/CEO, Medical Center of El Paso, El Paso
THA is the unified voice for all Texas hospitals. Through that unified voice, we have influence that we would otherwise not have on our own.Phyllis Cowling
President/CEO, United Regional Health Care System, Wichita Falls
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